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Some programs print errors to stdout instead of stderr, and don't set $? when an error occurs. Why?

See title. I've seen this twice recently, with both udisks and pacmd, and they are 100 times harder to script because of it. Why do programmers do this? For example, I want to switch the audio output ...
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string “if” statement comparing is string empty

I have problem checking if string is empty. I get first column of ls -l info and try to grep string searching for "x". If string is empty, I should countinue. But whenver string is empty or not, I ...
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Check if input string exists in file

You must read string1, what should I do? Here's my code: #!/bin/sh echo "Enter your sting: " read read string1 if [ grep -q $string1 file.txt ];then echo "Found it" else echo "Sorry this string ...
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Problem installing .sh file

I have this file Mathematica_10.0.0_LINUX.sh that I need to install in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have already, successfully, run chmod +x Mathematica_10.0.0_LINUX.sh. However, when I run sudo ...
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Get wireless access points name or ssid which do not prompt for password using shell script in ubuntu

I just want to get wireless access points name or ssid list which do not prompt to enter password using shell script in ubuntu. Or I can say that I want to get ssid or wireless access point name list ...
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LiveCD: Running a sh script on startup

I have created sh script that backs up computers to a network location, and I'm trying to make a LiveCD of Ubuntu-Mini Remix 14.04 that will be able to launch the script without a GUI. The script does ...
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Getting error while starting ubuntu 14.04

Every time I start my system I received this message: Error found when loading /etc/profile: /etc/profile: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' /etc/profile: line 1:iamgreat# /etc/profile: ...
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Why to use bash in executing script? [duplicate]

In a former question, I was suggested to execute: sudo bash start-dfs.sh why not sudo start-dfs.sh ? I mean, what difference does bash makes?
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.sh to run terminal command

This is probably insanely simple but I'm sort of new to this and have no idea what I'm doing. Very simply, I have MouseON.sh that when ran, I want it to open a terminal, run a command, then close the ...
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sh: all commands “not found”

I was updating my PATH variable in .bash_profiles and /etc/environment and I rebooted the system (Ubuntu 14.04). After login, I got these errors: -sh: 1: id: not found -sh: 12: [: Illegal number: ...
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Why nano file work's and echo “” >> file not? [duplicate]

I'm doing a shell script where I need to write a file. I'm using echo, as below: sudo echo "text text text" >> file I can not use because I'm not allowed. permission denied But using ...
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Why am I able to execute a file which has just read permission? [duplicate]

I am able to execute a file which has just read permission: nkrish@maddev2:~$ ls -l NewFile.sh -r--r--r-- 1 nkrish nkrish 14 2016-01-14 12:01 NewFile.sh sh NewFile.sh .. File gets run... ...
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How to make a .desktop file show its progress in terminal? [duplicate]

I have a .desktop file set to 100% upgrade my system when I double click it, and I would like to see the results of what is happening when I click it. It is basically running a shell @ ...
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Script to empty trash [duplicate]

I've created a script to empty my trash. I want to be able to execute it without having to use the terminal. Is there anyway I could do this?
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Create folder loop function doesn't work

I have created a function in a .sh file that creates directories in a loop with 3 parameters int: start, end and folder name name But I am getting the following error: Syntax error: "(" unexpected ...
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I cannot open .sh file in ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I right click and into properties I allow the permision to run as a programe. But still cannot run it. It is still opening in text document file
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Code browsing for scripts

We have cscope and ctags for .c and .h files. Are there any code browsing tools for shell scripts (.sh)?
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Can't run shellscript with sudo

When I try to run my script like this: sudo ./connector.sh It give me this: sudo: ./connector.sh: command not found What am I doing wrong?
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Permission denied when running sh file

I am trying to use an sh file to easily start a screen with my minecraft server console. I named this file mc.sh. I have another sh file in the same directory as mc.sh that runs fine. Here is what is ...
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Alternative for notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in in gedit (auto-indent) [duplicate]

I have some bash script which I want to beautify/code format. In my windows system i have used notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in to code format and beautify some php,html file etc and it worked fine. ...
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Bash shell for loop process with two paired variable names

It's common to use bash shell for example to bulk rename plenty files. Usually I used the following structure, for file in ./*.short do # do command done That's for filename with .short extension. ...
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How to update the multiple files without changing file date?

I have replaced word 'merchant' to 'capital' in files founded in the current directory using following command: find * -type f -exec sed -i -e 's/merchant/capital/g' {} \; but above command will ...
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script sh syntax error [closed]

I have this script: #!/bin/bash IP='192.168.1.1' fping -c1 -t300 $IP 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null if [ "$?" = 0 ] then echo "Host found" else echo "Host not found" fi When I try to run it, ...
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How do I export a variable to the `sh` shell? [duplicate]

Calling export MYVAR=/path/to/whatever from .bashrc obviously works for bash but not for the sh shell. Unfortunately, the Matlab launcher seems hell-bent on using sh and not bash. As such, the ...
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What will be effect of removing sh file in Ubuntu?

i have removed my sh file by mistake. I want to know is it impact on executing a application program? or is it fine? If it effects, then what will be the ways to recover it?
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Open up new terminal and run script with double click in Unity

I want to execute expect -c " spawn ssh user@10.0.0.0 expect \"assword:\" send \"pass\r\" interact " in a new terminal by doing double click in an .sh script. I tried ...
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What is the difference between sh and ./ [duplicate]

When given a binary in a terminal, you can launch it via sh myapp or ./myapp Are there any other ways to launch the app? Is there any difference between sh and ./ ? What do they denote/stand ...
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g++ command not found in sh script

I don't know, maybe this is a duplicate, but I didn't find any help. So, the problem. I have a simple problem - I made a script to automate C++ compiling a bit. Well, there's the script. #!/bin/bash ...
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How to accept root password through shell script [closed]

Is there any way that I can provide root password in the shell script without explicitly entering it through the terminal
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How to install Netbeans 8.0.2 on ubuntu 14.x

I have netbeans downloaded from the netbeans.org site. This is the file name → netbeans-8.0.2-linux.sh I dont know how to install it on ubuntu 14.10 Is there any one can help me install netbeans on ...
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Cross fading several audio files using sox

I'm trying to cross-fade several audio files together with a 3 second cross-fade and join them together in to one file with sox. I can join several files together by the command below but not sure ...
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Why do I have to change into my private bin folder to execute an .sh script?

I have a private bin folder in my home directory. It's is also in my path. If I try to run a script from anywhere else in my system but within that folder, I get sh: 0: Can't open [name of ...
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Help Starting Minecraft Server Ubuntu 14.04

My .sh file to launch the server is not working. I have the file named 'craftbukkit.sh' with this pasted in it (from the bukkit set up wiki) #!/bin/sh BINDIR=$(dirname "$(readlink -fn "$0")") cd ...
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Start program after login in Ubuntu

I try to run Jira after Ubuntu start. In /etc/rc.local I wrote this: cd atlassian/jira/bin; ./start-jira.sh (all directories wrote properly) Where is my mistake? Full rc.local: gists
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Cant read variable from user input in bash

I try to run script of my friend and I get this error when try to input some variable: : bad variable nameead: reload : not foundsh: 10: bin/reload.sh: bin/reload.sh: 11: bin/reload.sh: Syntax ...
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Make all new .sh file executable

One of my script is making new .sh files in /tmp/ folder how can I setup that all new files in /tmp/ folder will get chmod -x automaticaly because my script is failing when trying to run scripts in ...
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Create a script that takes a word as an argument from the user

echo "Enter your string" read str; How can I put in a check to make sure the user passed in a word, displaying a usage statement if a word was not passed as an argument.
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How Can I Run an Shell Script With .desktop Config File?

I am trying to run a shell script with a .desktop file but it doesn't seem to work, producing an error of There was an error launching the application at each attempt. I have the sh and .desktop files ...
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Echo to file apparently needs double escaping backslash (\\\n) to write \n. Why?

As per the graylog2 docs, I need to add this line to my rsyslog.conf: $template GRAYLOGRFC5424,"<%pri%>%protocol-version% %timestamp:::date-rfc3339% %HOSTNAME% %app-name% %procid% %msg% \n" ...
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Need Help Improving Script

I have a group of folders (L1N-L5N), in which I want to copy from my /home/michael/documents/XXX to my Dropbox folder. At present, I have used the following script: #!/bin/sh cp -ra ...
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Installed TeamSpeak 3, won't open. 14.04

I installed Ubuntu yesterday, and I still struggle with a couple of things but I'm getting used to it. I want to install TeamSpeak 3 to talk with my friends, but I just can't make it like people do on ...
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Can't run .sh file

Hi i am returning user of ubuntu, and i am trying to get label, and the problem how to run two files sh files in the terminal called: install-sh.sh configure.sh and i have tried to enter from the ...
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Why doesn't this second nohup command run?

Everything runs except the last line: #!/bin/bash xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Profile" -1 xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Constant ...
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Use alias inside a script

One of the software tools I'm using requires "sh" to be a symlink to "bash" instead of "dash". Since I don't want to change the default shell to bash for the whole system and I can't change the tool ...
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Why does the “watch” command starts two “watch” and a “sh” process?

When I tried to run watch ps command I got the following result: Every 2.0s: ps Thu Jul 31 14:06:45 2014 PID TTY TIME CMD 4329 pts/1 00:00:00 ...
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How to compile a SH file so it can be uploaded to PPA Launchpad

I want to make a few installation scripts via .SH files, and then upload them to http://launchpad.net? How would I do that?
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sh: 2: source: not found

I am having a problem with the installation of Armitage in Ubuntu 14.04 I have followed this link and everything is Okey http://www.darkoperator.com/installing-metasploit-in-ubunt/ But the last ...
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sh: echo: I/O error on pm-suspend Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Fujitsu Lifebook U772 after a long hiatus with Opensuse and after the install, it appears that pm-suspend works out of the box. A few days of setting up later, ...
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Subshell in script wont print corectly

Why does my shell and subshell only print the first hour in my for loop? It's supposed to loop through all 24 hours in a day but only prints the first hour correctly. { for D in $(seq -f "%02g" 1 ...
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Good shell script to move a file to another location?

I'm trying to write a shell scrip to move a file to a a different location when it's found. And when it's not found to move a file from that different location to its location. This is basically my ...